The EcoChic Design Award 2012 China Finalist
Xinyan is currently studying Fashion Design at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in China.
For her The EcoChic Design Award 2013 Collection, Xinyan combined up-cycling and reconstruction design techniques to create new outfits using cut-and-sew waste from her own production and secondhand garments sourced from her friends.
I think sustainability is a way of life. I have been collecting unwanted objects since I was a child simply because they looked beautiful. I collected these objects with a hope to transform them into something useful. For this reason I think sustainable development can be a very practical concept that everyone can contribute to. - Li Liang